The other day at V Festival, the singer from Wolf & Cub came down with a virus and couldn’t play so myself and three of the boys from Tame Impala got invited to jam with the rest of them to fill in their slot at the festival. It was fun and, as you’d expect from all those guys, quite psychedelic with much wah and delay bouncing around over toms. It got me thinking about doing a little blog with some improvising in it.
I’m sure loads of people have seen this, but my mate Jack told me about it the other night. James Brown invites Michael Jackson up on to the stage. He obliges and does his thing. Then Michael mentions that Prince is in the audience. James calls him up. Bizarrely, he gets carried to the stage on the back of some massive bearded bloke, grabs a guitar and awkwardly stabs around on it, then I think he tries to fuck it. Then he takes his shirt off, performs some sort of sexy pterodactyl mating ritual on the mic, and, as he makes his way off the stage pulls down this pillar/light pole thing on to himself as he stumbles back on to the bearded giant.
This one is awesome. Popol Vuh. Just drums and Moog.
...and here’s a funny Krauty jam my friend Jonny sent me. I wish I was in this band.
This one makes me feel a little ill. Improvising around the Nokia ring tone on piano.
Here’s Nusrat improvising with a little friend. I love Nusrat.
That's all for now.